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Five games in: A look at where the Clippers stand, statistically speaking

Clippers point guard Chris Paul drives to the basket during the first half of Wednesday's game against the Golden State Warriors.
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The Clippers have started the season with a record of 3-2. Here’s a quick look at where they stand in comparison with other NBA teams at this early point.

REBOUNDING

Of the 30 NBA teams, the Clippers have the worst rebounding average in the league. They’re averaging 33.8 boards a game. The next-worse rebounding team, the Toronto Raptors, are averaging four more rebounds a game at 37.8. The top rebounding team right now is the New Orleans Pelicans, who are averaging 51.3 rebounds a game.

FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE

The Clippers are a middle-of-the-rung team in field goal percentage so far this season, coming in 17th of the 30 NBA teams with 44% shooting from the field. The top team is the Dallas Mavericks, who are shooting 52.4%. The worst shooting team is the Detroit Pistons, who are making only 39.3% of their shots.

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THREE-POINT PERCENTAGE

The Clippers are also a middle-of-the-rung three-point shooting team so far this season, coming in 15th of the 30 NBA teams with 33.1% shooting. The top three-point shooting team is the Houston Rockets, who are averaging 44.1% from that distance. The worst three-point shooting team is the New Orleans Pelicans, who are making 25.6% from beyond the arc.

FREE-THROW PERCENTAGE

The Clippers are the fifth-best free-throw shooting team so far this season, making 81.3% of their shots. The top team is the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are making 85% of their free throws. The worst team is the Philadelphia 76ers, who are making only 63.7% of their shots from the charity stripe.

ASSISTS

The Clippers are the fifth-best team in assists right now, averaging 23.8 a game behind superstar point guard Chris Paul. The top team in assists is the Atlanta Hawks, who are averaging 26. The worst passing team is the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are averaging 16 assists.

TURNOVERS

The Clippers are averaging the fifth fewest turnovers in the league at 12.6 a game. The team averaging the fewest turnovers is the Toronto Raptors (9.2), and the team averaging the most turnovers is the Golden State Warriors (20.5).


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